Question: Can I use small rifle primers in a pistol?

Small rifle primers work just fine in 9mm and . 38 Super. They give less velocity than small pistol magnum.

Can small rifle primers be substituted for small pistol primers?

They will work. I run them in full power 327 Fed Mag loads. I would work up with rifle primers just to be safe.

Can you use small rifle primers for pistol loads?

Rifle primers only in rifle cases; pistol primers only in pistol cases. Magnum primers only in magnum cartridges. In some very derned few situations, you can use a magnum primer instead of a standard, in a non-magnum case: Only if it is a fairly large capacity case; and only if the powder is a slow-burning type.

What is the difference between a small rifle primer and a small pistol primer?

Handgun primers have thinner cups than rifle primers, making them easier to ignite with the typically weaker firing pin fall of handguns. Small Pistol primer cups are .

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Can u use small rifle primers in 9mm?

I use federal #205 small rifle primers for 9mm minor no problem. 121grain MG filled hollow points w/ 6.7gr HS-6. Out of a beretta 92 @ 10ft from the chrono I get about 1050 fps which translates to a PF of about 127. Cutting it close but it’s a nice load and works well in the gun.

Why are small rifle primers hard to find?

So what’s going on here — why can’t you find primers? One reason is that primer producers such as Federal and CCI are using the vast majority of the primers they make to complete their loaded ammunition, which is flying off the shelves. What is causing the ammo panic buying and primer shortage?

What is the difference between pistol primers and rifle primers?

Pistol primers have thinner and somewhat softer primer cups than their rifle counterparts. Small pistol and rifle primers utilize a cup 0.175″ in diameter, while large pistol and rifle primers measure 0.210″ across. Large rifle primers are 0.008″ thicker than a large pistol primer.

Are rifle primers harder than pistol primers?

Rifle primers may be harder than some pistol primers and some, not all, pistols might not touch them off. The fact that pistol primers are a tiny bit shorter than rifle primers can be ignored. I’ve loaded for 454 Casual, 460 S&W and 500 S&W guns which are all high pressure cartridges (50,000 to 65,000 psi).

Are small rifle primers more powerful than small pistol primers?

The main difference between the two is the rifle primer cup is thicker than the pistol primer cup. You could shoot pistol cartridges with rifle primers and not have a problem. On the other hand you could end up with not getting sufficient impact to ignite the primer.

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Why is there a shortage of small pistol primers?

It’s no secret that the demand for firearms and ammunition has reached record levels due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the civil unrest in cities around the United States, and the prospect of an anti-gun president on the horizon. … Hence, primer production is the bottleneck in ammunition production process.

What are small pistol primers used for?

I have found that Federal and Fiocchi are using small pistol primers in their ammo. It’s conclusive that large primers give more velocity with all powders tested especially the slower ones such as Herco. That is because the large pistol primer has a stronger ignition on the powder charge.

Does anyone have small rifle primers?

Federal primers are still out of stock, but there are some primers available, including Tula small rifle primers, Winchester large rifle and large rifle magnum.

What primers can I use for 9mm?

I’ve used Remington primers exclusively, all types, for over 20 years without a single problem. Medium burning rate powders such as Alliant Power Pistol Hodgdon HS-6, Alliant Herco and AAC#7 are, IMNSHO, the best powders available for the 9MM AND the 38 Special. AAC#5 and Hodgdon Universal are quite good as well.

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